October 2019



Found by Tom D.: “Good hunt–3 Union bullets, 1 Pistol bullet, many shotgun hulls, 2  22cal lead bullets, broken arrows.. horseshoe and stuff?? .. found deep with my Equinox 800. A big thanks to Scott for helping me with my 800.”


Found by Susannah K.: “My one and only find of the day, but it was a good one–a .58 caliber drop minie ball.”


Found by Kathy H.: “Found with my XP Deus. Mostly square nails, a piece of crockery, a stake, A couple of unidentified items, and the usual “ can slaw.”

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August-September 2019



Found by Mike T.: 1826 large cent, found 7″ deep with Equinox 600.


Found by Garik A.: 1st Barber, 1907, found 9″ deep with Equinox 800.


Found by Philip N.: 1912 V nickel, found 4″ deep with Equinox 800.


Found by Mark B.: Lord’s Prayer charm, found 6″ deep with Minelab Explorer II.


Found by Jason C.: Cub Scout ring, found 8″ deep with Equinox 800.


Found by Julie W.: Musket ball, found 14″ deep with Ace 400.


Found by Russ B.: Civil War soldier, found 12″ deep with Ace 400.


Found by Bill M.: Japanese scale weight, 1603-1868, found 8″ deep with AT Pro.


Found by Ken P.: P-40 model plane, found 5″ deep, with Garrett.


Found by Jim H.: 1887 Rogers Bros silver-plated fork, found 5″ deep with Fisher F75.


Found by Robert P.: Gutter downspout brace, found 1″ deep with Bounty Hunter.


Found by John W.: 1992 Ertel Batmobile, found 3″ deep.


Found by Doug R.: Coin with cross cutout, found in a lake with a White’s MD.


Found by Glenn T.: Die Cast Car, found 4″ deep near old farm.


Found by Pat R.: Watch fob, 5″ deep with AT Max


Found by Scott P.: Civil War Eagle Infantry Button, 6″ deep with Minelab 800.


Found by Tom R.: “Went out for a couple of hours before the rain and found some unidentified items and a small button. AT Max with standard coil.”


Found by Susannah K.: “I found a jewel! (OK, OK, it’s a juul vape. LOL) Went out for a few hours to new site. Beautiful day. It’s never an official hunt until I find a washer. I think I have 9 so far this year. The square object in the middle is the lid from a rouge case. Found 2-4 inches deep with XP Deus.”

Found by Lee N.: “Lee N., Tom R. and Kathy H. went out to detec, at an old site. Lee dug the oil lamp wick control and watch fob, 10 inches deep, using a Garrett 400. I am going to attempt to return the watch fob to owner, or owner’s family.”


Found by Susannah K.: “Hey, the Romans came to South County! All foreign coins not found by students of my metal detecting classes, in my backyard. Includes a Roman minim and 2 tombac buttons. It’s always fun to go out and find these again, then throw them out for the next class!”

Found by Lee N.: “Lee N. and Tom R. went out after a recent rain and the temps were good. Lee dug the following relics, 6-10 inches deep, using a Garrett 400. “


Found by Eric H.: “14K diamond wedding and engagement ring.  Found 4’ deep with Garrett A/T Pro.  (Jack K., does this count as two rings in one scoop)?! ” [I think you’ve “scooped” us all for this month!–ed.]


Found by Rick C.: “New permission. Found $5.90 clad, a watch , a token, a 1947 Rosie some, a 1941 wheatie, and a 1945 wheatie, all with my Equinox 600 at 2-6 inches.”


Found by Rick C.: “Went out for a little while this morning. Hot! Found $4.55 clad, a 10 Euro cent coin, a presidential Dollar coin, and a Knife. All with my AT Pro at 1- 3 inches. “


Found by Monroe B.: “I found it with an Ace 400 at 6-7 inches from an 1883 house.”


Found by Rick C.: “Found $4.80 clad, a Michael Kors ladies watch, and a 1953D wheat penny all with my AT PRO. The coins were 2-6 inches deep, and the watch was 2 inches deep.”

Found by John W.: “Found this with my Ace 400 about 1 to 2 inches in the back of a small office building soon to be demolished. Then did a second check of business to be demolished with Minelab 800. Found door knob, razor blade scraper, some modern coins and a 1937 Mercury dime about 6 inches deep.”

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July 2019



Found by Jim H.: “Here is everything I found on the beach at Anna Maria Island. Anywhere from 2-6 inches deep with my Fisher F22.”


Found by Eric H.: “Found about three pages deep. (Quarter is for size.)”


Found by John Q.: ” All the coins on the top were found in one hole, as listed left to right— first of the day! Used an XP Deus, found on a golf course in Indiana.”


Found by Pat R.: “This is a picture of a pulled US .58 Caliber Minie I found in the rain at our hunt on the St. Bernadette Catholic School property, along with the source used for identification. I was using my AT Max and the bullet was around tree roots at only about 2 inches in depth, plus one inch of rain…lol.”


Found by Rick C.: “Monday’s little hunt–$3 in quarters, $1 in dimes, 3 nickels, 20 pennies, a Hot Wheels car, a Cub Scout neckerchief slide, and what looks like a drawer pull. All at 4-6 inches with my AT Pro.”


Found by Tom D.: “I found .87 cents and three bottle caps at the park hunt Saturday.. it was a enjoyable hunt, but hot. Most coins were just a few inches under the grass. Found with my Equinox 800.”


Found by Kathy H.: “I found the bowl part one day. I went back a few days later to the same area and found the handle. Old silver-plated spoon. Found 1st part with Garrett Ace 250, found the 2nd part with XP Deus. LOL”

Found by Kathy H.: “One side says Anheuser Busch Brew’s Assn. 1880. The other side is the big A with an eagle. Found with my XP Deus about 6” deep.”

Found by Matt G.: “So better late than never. These were my finds from the Civil War Mystery Hunt. Around 50 bullets, ten of which are in nice shape. One wheat penny. And a generic class ring which I found on the ground near another hunter’s dig hole. I thought it was junk until I cleaned it at home.”


Found by Tom R.: “Tom R. dug this Zinc piece on 6-4-19 and it was researched by Lee N. It was dug 10 inches deep with an AT Pro.  Identified as a print plate for a poster of an 1894 Sterling Expert Model E bicycle.  The other small copper print plate on right is the newspaper print size of the found plate.  Tom R. then gave the plate to Lee N., for no apparent reason. LOL”


Found by Tom R.: “Some unidentified finds from this past wet spring. Too wet and the Buffalo gnats were worst than the chiggers. LOL. Used an AT Max using different sizes coils.”This is a picture of a pulled US .58 Caliber Minie I found in the rain at our hunt on the St. Bernadette Catholic School property, along with the source used for identification. I was using my AT Max and the bullet was around tree roots at only about 2 inches in depth, plus one inch of rain…lol.

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June 2019

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Found by Lee N.: “Went out detecting with Tom R, Pat R. and Russell B. I dug the following relics, 4-6 inches deep, with my Garrett 400. The Tootsie Toy Badge is from early 50’s.”

Found by Rick C.: “Found an old cosmetic tin at a permission. It says “Luxor” on the front. After researching, it is from 1923–a cosmetic tin that Armour Meats started.”


Found by Tom D.: ” Found with my Equinox 2 to 4 inches deep.”


Found by Bill S.: “Neat glass bauble unearthed at June club (Mathilda park) hunt using a Whites MX7 and 7″ Detect coil. 3-4 inches hiding with a pulltab.”


Found by Susannah K.: “Found at the Mathilda Park hunt under very muddy conditions with my XP Deus on Sifter program. About 2-4 inches deep except the quarter which was a fortunate surface find. Some kind of metal cap and an unidentifiable metal object.”

Found by Eric H.: “1942 Walking Liberty half dollar found with Garrett A/T Pro, 4 inches deep.”

Found by Tom D.: “Found with my Equinox 800. The medal I found was about 9 or 10 inches deep. I think it’s a German “cross for merit” WW1 watch fob. The pictures on the front are (left) Kaiser Wilhelm–(right) Franz Josef . At the bottom there are 2 soldiers holding rifles and shaking hands. There is some small print in between them that I can’t read. Above the 2 men it has 1914. On the back it has “Erinnerung    Len   Welt  Krieg  1914  1915 [ed.–“Erinnerung an den Weltkrieg 1914-1915” or “In remembrance of the World War 1914-1915”] “.  Most coins I found were from 2 to 6 in. deep. It is so neat that the silver dimes still shine, where the new coins don’t.”

Found by Eric H.: “Detected a lake and a creek. My truck and tow chain took care of the first picture and my Garret A/T Pro took care of the second picture. (No, the arrowhead did not “blow out my eardrums”!)


Found by Lee N.:  “Went out with Tom R and Kathy H to detect an 1850 site. Dug the buckle, round ball and oil lamp knob, 6-8 inches deep, with my Garrett 400. The 1952-d wheatie, token and clad, 3-4 inches deep. 12 o’clock and the heat index was 101, wow. Be careful out there.”

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May 2019




Found by Jim H.: “Went to Bee Tree Park. Didn’t find too much this trip–too hot and buggy. Now I have 4 of those boy scout things. Found with Fisher F75 about 2-4 inches deep.”



Found by Susannah K.: “Two hunts worth. No joy on finds, but they think otherwise. Found with XP Deus, variable depths.”

Found by Lee N.: “Detected these relics, 6-8 inches deep with a Garrett 400. The large iron piece is a leg off a wood burning stove. The cone shaped item is a CW flagstaff finial.

Found by Lee N.: “Went out with Russell B. at a 1860 site. Found the following relics, 4-6 inches deep, using an Garrett 400. The bell shape relic is made of pewter.”


Found by Rick C.: “New permission at a small house. Must have been toy Wednesday, 11 hot wheels cars, a plane, a 1951 wheat penny, a dime, and a marble. All with my Equinox 600 at 4-6 inches.”

Found by Jim H.: “Found on the St. Bernadette hunt.”


Found by Rick C.: “Found on the St. Bernadette hunt.”

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April 2019

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Found by Rick C.: “A hunt with Eric H. today at a park. Found $3.15 clad, a cub scout tie slide, a token from 1998 winter Olympics sponsorship General Mills, and a Sterling St. Michael pendant.”

MYSTERY HUNT #2: Found by Monroe B.: “Found an axe head, minie balls, and assorted iron.”

MYSTERY HUNT #2: Found by Scott P.: “Found an artillery button and minie balls. Found about 6″ deep with Equinox 800.”


MYSTERY HUNT #2: Found by Jim G.: “These are my finds from Rolla.”

MYSTERY HUNT #2: Found by David S.: “Found at the Rolla Hunt.”


MYSTERY HUNT #2: Found by Andrew H.: “My finds from the Mystery Hunt.”

MYSTERY HUNT #2: Found by Rick C.: “These are some of the things from the Rolla hunt. The round ball at top right is a canister shot for a cannon. Found with my AT Pro with Thunder Coil. All deep.”


MYSTERY HUNT #2: Found by Bob W.: “My finds from the Rolla hunt.”

MYSTERY HUNT #2: Found by Ricky M.: “Had a great time!!! Plus a MIRACLE I did not find a pull tab. Remarkable!!!!”


MYSTERY HUNT #2: Found by Ron S.


MYSTERY HUNT #2:   Found by Howard and Kathy H.


MYSTERY HUNT #2: Found by Lee N.: “The name on the plaque is “R. Staubly”. It was first thought to be a grave marker, but the landowner researched the cemeteries and there is no one by that name. He is now researching whether it might have been a Civil War soldier’s nameplate on a personal items box. Found 4 inches deep with Ace 400.”


Found by Scott P: “Found 3″ to 4″ deep with Equinox 800. 1962 & 1929 dimes, 2 no-date buffalos, 9 wheats.”

Found by Rob W.: “Pretty cool spoon I found. Has maker’s mark and say Sterling. Has “US” on handle.”

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March 2019

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Found by Keith C.: “Attached are my back yard finds from an hour and a half hunt. A St. Christopher medal and some recent clad are the only interesting finds. This house used to be a farm house years ago and iron abounds. The clad and foil were near the surface, no more than an inch, while the medal was about 3 inches. Medal was probably from 20 to 30 years ago. The iron was 4 to 5 inches deep, probably from 30 to 50 years ago based on what I know about the house.”

Found by Ron P.: “I went out today and found a stud earring along with some clad not shown in the pictures. The post was broken off the back. There is a round stone in the middle surrounded by 20 small stones. It rang up in the gold range on my Garrett AT Pro at about 3”.


Found by Lee N.: “Lee N. went out with Tom R. We detected another abandoned convent that is due for the wrecking ball any day now. Found a sterling silver ring, 5 inches deep, with an Ace 400. The plant tag and clad were found 2-4 inches deep. Convent has been abandoned since 2010.”


MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Pam P.: “In addition to some clad, I found this cross. It rang up like a penny so I believe it is copper. “


MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by John Q.: “Here is a pic of the cross I found.”


MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Ron P.: “$1.27 in clad & Memorials.  A 1963 silver Franklin dime. A square nail, a round object like half a wheel and an iron tool that could be a small specialized hammer head or a wood splitting wedge.  Found all between surface and 3″ except the silver dime.  It was about 4″ deep under a 2″ diameter root.  Detected with my Garrett AT Pro.”

MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Ron S.: “This is a 1934 Popsicle premium MGM Stars Clark Gable aluminum token. You got one of these with a popsicle purchase in 1934. The token shows the likeness of the MGM movie star Clark Gable and his name on the front. On the reverse the token reads, “M-G-M Star in Hold Your Man. Popsicle”.  The token measures about an inch in diameter and was issued in 1934. 

This one looks like the lawn mower got a hold of a few times, I found it about 5″ down under a large root with my old Garrett 550x.”

MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by John W.: “Here are the items I found. The cylinder looks like it has a gasket so am trying to open it. Also, can someone identify what I think is a tab pin? It was covered in mud and I thought it was a piece of siding till I cleaned it up. Found the items 2 to 4 inches with my Ace 400.”

MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Scott P.: “All found around 6″ with Equinox 800. Pin date is July 1900.”


MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Pat R.: “A broken ax head and a metal padlock.”


MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Rich B.: “Finds from the hunt.”

MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Lee N.: “Lee N. dug these relics, 3-6 inches deep, using his new Ace 400. Great day, great hunt and great people.”


MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Eric H.: “Great hunt, thanks Scott! Lots of cool items found but not much by me. This large Cross was my best. Just cast metal but still neat to find!”

MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Susannah K.: “Silver-washed pin, 1930s taillight, tag #38, interesting glass plate piece, key, clad.”

MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Bill S.: “Old iron key & small tag for The 3rd Bell Inn, Alton, Illinois. (future research assignment)”


MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Rick M.: “Used an E-Trac. Everything four inches or less.  Nice hunt.


MYSTERY HUNT #1. Found by Tom R.: “This is all I found and can slaw, unlike the “silver bar” Mackie found LOL.”


Found by Eric H.: “Went out before the predicted rain tomorrow. Detected an old logging road along a creek bottom and unearthed this antique three foot long saw! It would have been a lot easier to dig if I could have used the saw to cut all the roots I had to shovel through!”

Found by Jim H.: “Quickie hour hunt before the rain. Not much but it was good to get out. Found with Fisher F75.”

Found by Matt G.: “Reverse -Good for one cake PALMOLIVE soap free when you buy one cake

Obverse – To dealers  This check will be redeemed at your retail price and only when conditions on the reverse side have been complied with
The Palmolive-Peet Co Chicago P-1009

It is half dollar sized, made of brass and is from 1926 to 1928. Found with AT Pro.”


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